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Diesel Fuel Spills Into New Bedford Harbor

Authorities are trying to determine the source of a significant fuel spill in New Bedford Harbor.

A state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman says the spill of between 100 and 200 gallons of diesel fuel was reported at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Coast Guard as well as state and local authorities deployed absorbent booms to contain the spill, which was then soaked up with absorbent padding.

The spill covered a large area near the bridge connecting New Bedford to Fairhaven.

The source of the spill remains under investigation and authorities are asking anyone who knows anything to come forward.

This program aired on August 29, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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